Area history, June 25, 2014

Area history, June 25, 2014

Today is Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1914: Cool heads prevented an accident that could have injured several people during the burial rites for ex-state auditor J.S. McCullough at Woodlawn Cemetery. A team of horses, hitched to a cab in which four people were riding, was dashing down a steep incline at the cemetery and headed for a crowd when Frank Brown, the driver, risked a wreck by making a sharp turn into an avenue. The horses continued to run until a team of men, led by Sheriff Davis, seized the bits and pulled them down.

In 1964: Eleven supporters of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee picketed the FBI office at the Urbana Post Office, saying they were insisting on federal government intervention in Mississippi. They protested violence and civil oppression of civil rights workers and black citizens.

In 1999: The University of Illinois campus has been selected one of the most "disability friendly" college campuses in the United States by WE, a lifestyle magazine for people with disabilities.

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